Fiscal Year 2021-2022
Two hundred twenty two returns were received from August 2021, when the first of two dues requests was mailed, until June 30, 2022, the end of the fiscal year. Payments were from 197 classmates and from 25 widows. The participation rate of 56% was about the same as the previous year when we had 26 more classmates. There were also 79 gifts to the Class Foundation.
Fiscal Year 2022-23
As a reminder, July 1 through June 30 is our fiscal year. Most classmates promptly return the dues card with their payment when they receive the first notice in August. Even if dues are paid on line using the format below, It is important that the completed dues card be returned to the treasurer. This indicates the method of payment, changes of contact information and classmate personal news for PAW Class Notes. Credit card payments can no longer be accepted because of a change in bank policy. Personal checks along with completed dues card should be mailed to the return address on the front of the dues card: Class of 1955 Princeton University - Dues, LakelandBank, Attn: G. Brown, 995 Rote 518,Skillman, NJ 08558.
Class dues for FY 2022-23 will be decreased to $40.00 because we will no longer pay for PAW subscriptions. As in the past, some classmates' enthusiasm outstrips their accounting skills and they send in their dues twice. These duplicate checks will be contributed to The Class of 1955 Foundation which aids '55ers who have fallen on hard times. Class dues and Foundation gifts are fully tax deductible.
Class dues should not be confused with Annual Giving. Dues are deposited in the Class of 1955 bank account and are used strictly for class activities. Donations to Annual Giving go into the University's general fund. Most classmates contribute to both.
Fiscal Year 2022-23 opened with our class bank account of $18,967.22. Dues enable many class events:
- Printing and mailing correspondence.
- Alumni Council Dues
- Class awards
- Website - www.Princeton55.org
- Preparation and preliminary expenses for Class Reunions
- The good news is that the class will no longer be billed for PAW subscriptions for classmates and widows. Starting this fiscal year, Princeton University will fully subsidize the cost for printing and mailing the PAW.
Other events, which are self-supporting and not funded from the class treasury, include The Class of 1955 Foundation, Annual Giving, Princeton AlumniCorps (formerly Princeton Project 55), Fifty Five Fund for Senior Thesis Research, major reunions, receptions, dinners and class trips. We hope to include you in any or all of these activities.
Dues requests are mailed in August along with the President's letter, again in November and in February. You may pay online or by mailing a check for $40.00 to Class of 1955 Princeton University-Dues. Please return your completed dues card so that we can avoid sending follow up notices to those who have already responded.
Your financial contributions as well as your suggestions for additional activities are most welcome.
If you have misplaced your dues card or the return envelope, you can send your check to:
Class of 1955 Princeton University - Dues
LakelandBank attn: G. Brown
995 Route 518
Skillman, NJ 08558
You are also able to pay your dues online. To do so, click the button below.